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This is the Part 2 of the same trip. The only difference is the videos and pictures are taken from iPhone XS Max as opposed to Sony NEX-5.

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I’ve been living in London for more than 8 years now and until today I never saw London Eye from the inside! That has changed now. I booked a ticket for a ride in London Eye which comes with a discount for the River Cruise which starts from the pier right next to the London Eye.

I was planning to sell my Sony NEX-5 camera and took some pictures from it too to say farewell:

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At the end of the day, it was a great trip. Some observations and final thoughts in no particular order:

  • I think I overshot souvenirs this time. I now got 2 shelves full of stuff as opposed to one from Norway

  • Stockholm is a really beautiful city. It’s built on 14 islands and wherever you go you come across a body of water.
  • Museum-wise I was more impressed with the ones in Oslo. Some museums are very small (The Viking Museum) or full or trivia (Tekniska)
  • The room with fully-equipped kitchen was great. I didn’t have to spend any money for eating/drinking out. Some people might like it but I generally prefer spending my money on more long-lasting stuff.
  • I think I may need to reduce the number of photos and videos. But the places are so captivating I generally get carried away and keep shotting. Later I eliminate some of them anyway but it just takes a lot of time to sift through all of them!
  • Internet access was fantastic throughout the city even in underground. Even better than I have here in London!
  • So the verdict on Stockholm Pass. Here’s a breakdown of all the money I would spend without Stockholm Pass:
Day Attraction Price
1 SEK 0
2 Hop On/Off Bus Tour SEK 330
2 National Museum SEK 0
2 Hop On/Off Boat Tour SEK 230
3 Vasa Museum SEK 150
3 The Viking Museum SEK 159
3 The Nordic Museum SEK 140
3 National Museum of Science and Technology SEK 150
4 Guided Stockholm Old Town Walk SEK 220
4 The Royal Palace SEK 180
4 Archipelago tour with guide SEK 305
4 Casino Cosmopol SEK 60
5 Hop On/Off Bus Tour SEK 330
5 Hop On/Off Boat Tour SEK 230
  Total SEK 2484

I spent SEK 1331 for Stockholm Pass and looks like it deserved its money and it was a good bargain.

  • Places to visit next time: My biggest regret about this trip is that I failed to take Birka tour. It’s a 7.5 hour tour to Viking city Birka. Apart from that there are more boat tours and also a place called Ocean Aquarium which apparently has sharks in it! Just to visit those place I can arrange another trip!
  • Most useful apps: Flygbussarna coach app, Linjekartor metro and train map, SL official public transportation app.
  • I didn’t need to use offline maps that I had downloaded as I had excellent Internet connection everywhere.